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Aloysius O'Hare

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Aloysius O'hare

Full Name
Aloysius O'Hare
Mr. O'Hare, Shempy (referred to by The Nostalgia Critic)
Mayor of Thneedville
Powers / Skills
Power, cunning, scheming
Keeping Thneedville from being green and destroying plants, trees, and seeds
Destroy the Truffula seed
Type of Villain
Evil Mayor

You've got a beautiful town here, Ted! I can't think of any reason you'd want to leave town again! Ever!
~ O'Hare to Ted

Aloysius O'Hare is the main antagonist of The Lorax. He is the former mayor of Thneedville and Ted's arch-nemesis.




O'Hare as a teenager

As a teenager, O'Hare got his money-making idea when he saw one of the billboard workers coughing on smog while wondering who will make "the next best thing" after the thneed factory had to shut down for good.

In The Lorax

Years later, O'Hare made a fortune selling oxygen tanks for a machine he designed to keep the otherwise smoggy air fresh for Thneedville residents, but in order to sell what people used to get for free, O'Hare's air company went to great lengths to keep the locals from leaving town to prevent them from discovering an alternative (planting trees) to his bottled air.

O'Hare threatening Ted

Because of this, Ted made an enemy out of the so-called "elected hero".

When Ted spoke for the trees (as though a part of the Lorax was within him) by tearing down the walls of the town to reveal the truth and showing the last tree seed as a start of many much-needed changes for the all-artificial town of Thneedville, O'Hare tried in vain to get the citizens on his own side, revealing his true nature in the process by threatening to fire his delivery man Ci if he doesn't get the people on his side, as well as singing that the seed should shrivel up and die. For that, everyone saw O'Hare for the greedy scoundrel he really is, leading to Marie telling O'Hare that nobody agrees with him (disappointing him a bit) and Ci calling O'Hare a greedy dirtbag (which devastates him the most as his cover has been blown). Everyone punishes O'Hare by having him blasted off in a jet-helmet by his own henchmen.

It is unknown what happened to O'Hare, but he most likely died in a crash by falling and hitting his head.


O'Hare is a greedy, obnoxious, and cunning business man who hates trees because they are a threat to his air business.


O'Hare has short black hair and is rather short himself, although he is idolized by the citizens. He also have short eyes,


  • His last name might be a reference to Fred O'Hare from Universal Studios' other film, Hop.
  • He bears some striking resemblances to Lord Farquaad from Shrek.
  • His appearance is also similar to Edna Mode from The Incredibles.


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